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Diyarbakır grower breaks 70-year record to win watermelon competition

Adil Aydın won first prize in this year’s watermelon competition in Diyarbakır, eastern Turkey, with a massive watermelon weighing 56.2 kilograms. Judges for the event said it was the heaviest watermelon recorded in the region in seventy years. Mr Aydın was participating in the 10th Culture and Watermelon Promotion Activities [10. Kültür ve Karpuz Tanıtım […]

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Enfield Council leader Nesil Caliskan says government’s Covid marshals could raise “community tensions”

A council leader in North London has questioned the government over a lack of detail on how Covid marshals will operate. Nesil Caliskan, who heads Enfield Council, told the BBC on Thursday that local authorities like hers lacked “basic logistical details from government” about how the marshals will be recruited, and paid for. She also […]

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Water from Turkey to North Cyprus set to flow again from 25 Sept.

Repairs to the water pipeline carrying freshwater from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is set to be completed by 25 September. The pipeline was damaged at the start of the year due to severe weather conditions. Experts identified a leak about 5 miles (8 km) from the Turkish coast, and found […]

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Istanbul: man behind Reina New Year massacre given 40 life sentences

A Turkish court has sentenced a gunman to life in prison without parole for carrying out a deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub in 2017 that left 39 people dead and dozens injured. Istanbul’s Heavy Penal Court No. 27 handed Abdulkadir Masharipov forty aggravated life sentences on Monday, 7 September. Masharipov, an Uzbek national, was […]

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Coronavirus: all commercial flights to North Cyprus to stop from tonight

All flights into Ercan Airport will stop from midnight tonight, Wednesday 9 September, as the authorities seek to contain the spread of coronavirus in North Cyprus. The suspension of flights will run until the end of this week. The sudden announcement was made by KKTC Sivil Havacılık Dairesi – the civil aviation authority for the […]

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Call for bilingual British Turks to take survey on learning a second language

A young British Turkish Cypriot psychology student has appealed to the community for help, so she can complete important research into how the mind learns a second language. Londoner Neriman Altiparmak is currently on a Masters’ programme in Applied Psychology at Middlesex University. Part of her study involves exploring word and picture association for Turkish-English […]

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Eleven men vie to be the next President of North Cyprus  

The preliminary list of contenders in the upcoming Presidential Election in North Cyprus has been published. A total of eleven candidates, all male, have formally applied to the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK). The list includes the incumbent Mustafa Akıncı and leaders or former leaders of five of the six parties in Parliament, namely Prime Minister […]